10 Original IP’s for 2010


I was checking a few of my Twitter feeds last night, and I came across an article at that I felt was pretty sweet.

In today’s gaming world of sequel-after-sequel and original IP’s being tossed aside (exceptions being Borderlands and The Saboteur), has put together a list of what they feel are the top 10 original IP’s of the coming year in gaming.

I don’t see a problem with their list, either. Every game listed is on the radar of most gamers, if nothing else to experience a fresh new story, gameplay mechanic, or a developer’s vision as a whole.

I’m going to give the list, date/quarter of release, and developer/publisher. If you want to know how they feel, the link after the post will take you straight to the story. Now, without further adieu:

10. Brink (Splash Damage/Bethesda Softworks, Spring 2010)

9. Alpha Protocol (Obsidian Entertainment/SEGA, Spring 2010)

8. Singularity (Raven Software/Activision, Q2 2010)

7. Dante’s Inferno (Visceral Games/EA, Feb 9, 2010)

6. MAG (Zipper Interactive/SONY, January 26, 2010)

5. LA Noire (Team Bondi/Rockstar Games, Q3 2010)

4. Rage (id Software/EA, Q4 2010)

3. Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream/SONY, Q2 2010)

2. Alan Wake (Remedy/Microsoft, May 2010)

1. APB (Realtime Worlds/EA, March 2010)

Personally, I will give each of the games a try because I don’t know what to expect. I’ll be buying Alpha Protocol, LA Noire, Heavy Rain, and Alan Wake for sure. I’ll have a PS3 by the time Heavy Rain hits store shelves.

I’d like to hear your thoughts on the list, so please post your comments below.


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  • I intend on picking up 8/10 titles on that list. Possibly 9.

  • And those would be?

  • Ben Hiebing

    NO – It looks like the game will have a big online FPS focus and that is just not my thing.

    Maybe – I never heard about this game until today but it looks like it is doing to new and cool things with time so I will have my eye on it.

    Alpha Protocol
    Yes – I have been looking forward to this for a long time.

    Dante’s Inferno
    No – Making a game by shiting all over a classic piece of literature never really interested me.

    NO – Same reasons as Brink

    LA Noire
    Maybe – I just don’t have enough information to say yes or no.

    Maybe – It looks OK but shooter zombie game, do we really need another.

    Heavy Rain
    Hell YES – One of the reasons I have a PS3.

    Alan Wake
    NO – I do not have 360, but if I did yes.

    NO – I don’t play MMOs. Not because I think I will not like them but because I fear I will like them.

    Another IP you didn’t mention come out next year that I am looking forward to is “I Am Alive”

  • Brink, Singularity, MAG, LA Noire, Rage, Heavy Rain & APB.

    Yeah, you forgot I Am Alive & Agent(Hopefully that comes out 2010)